Title: The Secret Garden
Medium: Color laser prints, pastel, inks, gauze
Size: 20.5" x 20.25"
Ikramullah was born in London. She studied fine arts at Byam Shaw School, London, post-graduate lithography at Slade School, London, and etching with Michael Ponce de Leon, visiting artist from Pratt Institute, New York, in Karachi. Her mixed media work deals with memory: political events as they stand out in a particular moment are interwoven with personal recollections.
She teaches painting, printmaking, and collage. In Multicultural Art Education she works with young people, showing them how culture and art interact. In conjunction with the National Film Board of Canada, a film strip, Making Faces, about masks was made, which won First Prize in Oakland, California out of over 1000 entries in 1989. Her work is found in the collections of: Library of Congress, Washington, DC; National Gallery of Jordan; CMC, New Delhi; Senate, Islamabad; and Ottawa Civic Hospital.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Ottawa School of Art, Canada, 1994; Cymroza Gallery, Bombay, India, 1990; Art Heritage Gallery, Delhi, India, 1989; and Indus Gallery, Karachi, India, 1987.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Women Artists of Pakistan, An Intelligent Rebellion, Bradford Art Gallery, United Kingdom, 1994-'95; 3 Women Artists, Dioloque in Expression, National Gallery of Jordan, Amman, 1992; and Second and Third Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Prints, Bhopal, India, 1991 and 1995.